They split after nine years of marriage and the divorce between Thomas Beatie, the transgender father dubbed “the pregnant man” and Nancy looks set to turn ugly.
Thomas claims he has been physically attacked by Nancy several times, including an episode where he was struck in the crotch.
According to divorce papers seen by TMZ, In Februray 2012, Thomas claims he tried to stop his “visibly intoxicated” wife from driving their children to nursery.
The 38-year-old said he dialled 911 and claimed of Nancy: “She hit me in the crotch”.
The papers also claim Thomas was woken by Nancy at 2am in January 2012 by a punch in the face. He said: “This night, like every night [Nancy] hovers over me, threatening me with physical and emotional abuse.”
Nancy has denied the allegations and has filed her own documents claiming Thomas abused her.
A judge has issued a restraining order banning Nancy from contact with Thomas or their children, aside from three supervised visits a week.
The next court hearing is set for 7 May.
News of the split emerged earlier this month with Thomas making an announcement during filming for The Doctors.
The 38-year-old admitted: "Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now. At the moment, we’re separated."
Thomas, who recently underwent his final round of gender-reassignment surgery, said his wife has not yet seen his new genitals, People Magazine reports.
He said: "Nancy hasn't seen the new me yet."
Thomas, bearded and breastless, happily showed off his bulging belly to the press during his three pregnancies.
The former model, who spent the first two decades of his life as Tracy Lagondin, had retained his female reproductive organs despite being legally declared a man in 2002.
During an earlier appearance on The Doctors, Thomas described the strain he suffered while trying to conceive and discussed his plans to have a hysterectomy.
When he was first pregnant, Thomas told the media: "Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am."